Have you ever heard of Flat Stanley? Here’s how one of the reviews on Amazon describes him:
“[Flat Stanley is a boy] who was flattened by a bulletin board. Ending up four feet tall, a foot wide, and half-an-inch thick, Stanley discovers that being flat is not only novel (he can slip under cracks), but also exciting. He is mailed off to California in a large envelope; he can be flown like a huge kite; and one night, disguised as a shepherdess, he hides in a painting in the art museum and foils some thieves.”
My cousin’s son has been reading about Flat Stanley, and he sent Flat Riley to visit us for the last week or so. We’ve been on all sorts of adventures together!
He was here with us on Easter and got to enjoy our beautiful weather. (Shorts and bare feet on April 4? Amazing!)
Then last Wednesday, I took him to Philadelphia to see all the sights. Unfortunately, we could only go after work, so many of them were closed. But it still counts, right? 🙂
Flat Riley will be heading home to Minnesota later this week with these photos, a letter to the real Riley, and a few souvenirs from the Liberty Bell and Valley Forge National Park. I hope he’s enjoyed his time here!